Welcome to Kriss Newtone's The Avatar State
Riding high off the wave of being heavily-featured on the album of the year Bata MaStreets: The First Book of Loco and also working with the producer of the year, Jonn the Producer Kriss Newtone is out to stake his claim of the Zim Hip-Hop turf with his debut full-length project The Avatar State.
Commandeering the four elements (fire, earth, water and air) Kriss takes on the Avatar moniker on this EP (which some may deem an album but that's a debate for another day). Guests on this EP include Soko Matemai (which is one of Kriss' dream collaborations) and Shian (who also appeared with Kriss on Jungle Loco's drill banger Pisha Nhanha).
Masvingo never ceases to amaze as we get another native from there making it a force to be reckoned with. If witty wordplay and flow switch-ups are your thing The Avatar State will not disappoint. Kriss also pay homage to the late rapper Cal Vin on the song Vincarnation.
Having clinched a management deal with 8Square Music the future looks bright for the young rapper.
Stream The Avatar State EP below